"The Sunks" as written by Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
Surrender your furniture
Push the television out the window
Over-medicated, this must be the sunks
So if you can't understand the blues, you don't know much
With much love for science and youthful defiance
We struck blindly at the roots of this tree
Its branches got broken, pissed on and trampled
Oh please forgive us, oh mighty shady tree
Oh please forgive us, oh mighty doomsday tree

It's time to stick your branches in the merciless wheel of time
It's time to stick your branches in the merciless spokes of time
It's time to stick a fork in the merciless socket of time
It's time to be sewn into the limitless fabric of time

They'll call you a wash-up when you can't stay sunk
It's a shame to be so wet so young
Living your life with much love for science
And the youthful defiance, we struck blindly at the roots of this tree
Whose branches got broken, pissed on and trampled

It's time to stick your branches in the merciless wheel of time
It's time to stick your branches in the merciless spokes of time
It's time to stick a fork in the merciless socket of time
It's time to be sewn into the limitless fabric of time


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"The Sunks" as written by Matthew Ryan Maginn Clint Frederick Schnase

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    General CommentI think it might be "merciless spokes of time", since they were talking about a wheel in the line before, and they are using more concrete nouns here
    Knife2aGunFighton June 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho sings this song? It's clearly not Tim Kasher.
    truthbealiaron June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is Ted Stevens their guitarist. I might be mistaken, but he also sings on Escape Artist.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI mean he sings he sings on Escape Artist, and if I'm not mistaken he sings on The Sunks as well. I think is weaker than the rest.
    Knife2aGunFighton June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteighth hymn the horse of the apocalypse
    jewslateron June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely the weakest track on the album, just seems like Cursive-by-numbers. The lyrics are pretty weak too, don't need 4 lines in a row that say the same thing. Still an alright song though.

    Does anyone if Ted writes the songs that he sings? Or does Tim write them all and pick ones for Ted to sing?
    hotdingdongon July 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "They'll call you a wash-up" not emotional.
    This is probably the weakest track on the album but it is good.
    lolstfuon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'll have to disagree. This is one of the best on Happy Hollow.
    Velfare4on August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo corrections coming straight from the booklet.

    It's spokes not hoax, and its a wash up not emotional.
    SolidSteakon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTwo corrections coming straight from the booklet.

    It's spokes not hoax, and its a wash up not emotional.
    SolidSteakon August 26, 2006   Link

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